World Cup fever has delivered Heathrow’s busiest June on record, as more than seven million passengers travelled through the UK’s hub.
In total 7,125,000 passengers passed through the terminals last month, a figure 5.4 per cent up on June last year.
On June 26th, Heathrow saw a 50 per cent increase in the number of passengers travelling to Russia, compared to the same time last year, as fans travelled out for the football.
Heathrow chief executive, John Holland-Kaye, said: “Heathrow has had a great June, the start to a fantastic summer showing off the best of Britain.
“We’re proud to be the UK’s gateway, connecting the world’s best fans to the pitches of the World Cup in Russia and the grass courts of Wimbledon.
Parliament last month voted to expand the airport.
Some 415 members of parliament backed the project, which Heathrow argues will deliver for the whole of the UK.
“With a strong mandate from parliament to expand, we’ll continue making Britain proud for decades to come,” said Holland-Kaye.